Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of of the drug policy action, the choice of us who care the drug wars is a choice between a disappointment and a disaster. romney from everything i can see, everything that he believes in and not flip flop on is the war on drugs. he could be the worse in the war on drugs since president bush. if the democrats take both the senate and the house, which is unlikely, i think we'll see serious movement forward. i think we'll see the emergence to evaluate the state of drugs in this country. we'll see more openings and inside and it's begin to go percolate, but i won't hold my breath for major reform. >> war on drugs success or failure. >> a monstrous failure. you look at people who are serving time. you look at mexico. it's about the failure of the prohibition. >> what is it about our inability to equate evidence with our own theology, our ideology, democrats and republicans who have held strung to this, being stuff in the war on drugs despite overwhelming evidence of failure. >> part of it, we managed to build up in america a prison industrial complex a massive one. i hope we don't have to wait
Nov 17, 2012 2:00am PST
. dean ornish using food as preventive message. you can't miss insights on making a mild lifestyle change can make a huge impact on your life. and then bill shore, founder of a non-profit that works tirelessly to end hunger in the united states. joining bill, a national partner in the program. we'll discuss discussions to hunger here. and then raj patel. some call raj the rock star of social justice writing. we'll begin with dr. dean ornish ornish. doctor, it's great to have you on the show. thank you for coming on. two-thirds of americans are overweight or obese. half of us are on diets. close to 50 million people struggle other the year to get adequate nourishment. what do you of this reality, this polarity when it comes to hunger and disease. >> one out of five people go to bed hungry here tonight even here in the bay area that is oh affluent. there are problems of over nutrition and under nutrition. and it's not just how much we eat but what we are eating. we found the average person who goes through our program loses 18 pounds on average. we know what to do. it's a question of makin
Nov 9, 2012 10:00pm PST
outcome and in other respects overoverwhelmoverwhelming gains in the u.s. senate, drug policies in states, gay marriage in ways we haven't seen in the past. what is your perspective of what is going on in this country. >> people will look back at this a tipping point of election in our country. what people talk about the demographic turnout and the importance of latino votes and women. a lot of people spent a lot of time on latinos, which is important in how it plays you had in politics, but i'm fascinateed by not only of the fact that they made, made the millennials in our they look at the issues. in some ways they're the type of data that you see from the greatest generation. they carry nor mustily about the greater issues and the world around them, and a little bit less of what's in it for me and more what's in it for us. the results that you're seeing on some of the progressive initiatives are the voting population and attitudes and their perspectives. those folks stay progressives, will they continue to have those types of attitudes as they go ahead married and have children, will th
Nov 10, 2012 2:00am PST
is in it for me, it's what is in it for us. it reflects the fact that it was a wig segment of the voting population with their attitudes and perspectives. it will be interesting if those folks stay progressive if they'll continue those attitudes as they get married and have children and do they evolve in a different way. did they do continue to have that at to you, it will have an interesting impact on our country. >> gavin: it's interesting because the millennial generation is slightly bigger than the baby boom generation, and its impact is profound. you're right, it's a more empathetic generation, suggesting with gay marriage, drug issues etc. >> gay marriage, climate change, a bunker bunch of these issues as a prerogative is pretty interesting. a lot of people are talking about this election as function of a demographic change. certainly that is an element of it, right, but it me there is a bigger issue goingen. part of it the republican party has big trust brand problem. losing a state like montana north dakota, month in, indiana those are seats that should have been automatic winds.